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Horror Express -- An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link...
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Arnaud d'Usseau (screenplay) and
Julian Zimet (screenplay) (originally as Julian Halevy)
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Release Date:
December 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Can it be stopped? See more »
Plot:
An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(55 articles)
Tyburn Films: British Horror’s last line of Defence
 (From Shadowlocked. 4 July 2014, 6:30 AM, PDT)

John Cacavas, Prolific TV, Film Composer, Dies at 83
 (From Variety - TV News. 30 January 2014, 8:45 PM, PST)

R.I.P. TV/Film Composer John Cacavas
 (From Deadline TV. 30 January 2014, 4:10 PM, PST)

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A first class ticket of horror !!! See more (120 total) »

Cast

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Christopher Lee ... Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton (as Cristopher Lee)

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Wells

Telly Savalas ... Captain Kazan
Alberto de Mendoza ... Father Pujardov
Silvia Tortosa ... Countess Irina Petrovski
Julio Peña ... Inspector Mirov
Ángel del Pozo ... Yevtushenko (as Angel del Pozo)
Helga Liné ... Natasha
Alice Reinheart ... Miss Jones
José Jaspe ... Conductor Konev
George Rigaud ... Count Marion Petrovski (as Jorge Rigaud)
Víctor Israel ... Baggage Man
Faith Clift ... American Passenger
Juan Olaguivel ... Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
Barta Barri ... First Telegraphist
Peter Beckman ... Second Telegraphist
Hiroshi Kitatawa ... Grashinski
Vicente Roca ... Station Master
José Canalejas ... Russian Guard
José Marco ... Vorkin
Allen Russell ... Captain O'Hagan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Villena ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Eugenio Martín  (as Gene Martin)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Arnaud d'Usseau (screenplay) and
Julian Zimet (screenplay) originally as Julian Halevy

Produced by
Bernard Gordon .... producer
Gregorio Sacristán .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
 
Cinematography by
Alejandro Ulloa 
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Dearberg  (as Robert Dearberg)
 
Production Design by
Ramiro Gómez  (as Gomez Ramiro)
 
Set Decoration by
Ramiro Gómez 
 
Makeup Department
Rafael Berraquero .... assistant makeup artist
Fernando Florido .... makeup artist
Romana González .... assistant hair stylist
Julián Ruiz .... makeup supervisor
María Nieves Ruiz .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
José María Ramos .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gil Carretero .... assistant director
Vicente Escrivá hijo .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Chisholm .... props
Juan Gracia .... property master
Julián Martín .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Manuel Ferreiro .... boom operator (as Manuel Ferreiro Sierra)
Antonio Illán .... sound supervisor
Luis López Díaz .... sound recordist
Enrique Molinero .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Pablo Pérez .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Stevens .... optical effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Teo Escamilla .... camera operator
Simón López .... still photographer (as Simon Lopez)
Luis Peña .... focus puller (as Luis Pena)
Antonio Vega .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrés Fernández .... wardrobe master (as Andres Fernandez)
Carmen Manzano .... wardrobe mistress
Charles Simminger .... wardrobe supervisor (as Charlie Simminger)
 
Editorial Department
Fernando Megino .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Katrina Bayonas .... unit publicist
Rafael Perez Murcia .... set assistant
José Luis Rubio .... production assistant
Isabel Ruiz Capillas .... script supervisor (as Maribel Ruiz-Capilla)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Panic in the Trans-Siberian Train" - International (English title)
"The Possessor" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
USA:90 min | USA:88 min | Spain:84 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (1990) | France:U | Germany:16 | Norway:15 | Spain:13 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1994) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Ironically the film wasn't a success in director Eugenio Martin's home country of Spain.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The military forces are not correctly dressed. The first one - O'Hagan - is in a blue suit with red epaulets with a star on his service cap. Stars only appeared after the revolt.See more »
Quotes:
Father Pujardov:There's a stink of hell on this train. Even the dog knows it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hanging Perverts (2010)See more »

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52 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
A first class ticket of horror !!!, 22 December 2003
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Pardon my enthusiasm but Horror Express really is a must see for all fans of classic horror. It simply is one of the best horror movies made in the seventies and I can't think of many aspects about it that are negative. First of all it stars Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. There.that should already be enough as a recommendation. These gentlemen are one THE greatest duo in horror ever and they didn't do their finest work just for Hammer Studio's exclusively. And the fun doesn't stop with these two icons.Horror Express also stars Telly `Kojak' Savalas in a delightful role. It's actually a shame that his screentime is rather limited because he manages to impress as much as Lee and Cushing. He clearly enjoyed playing Captain Kazan and he makes the most of his performance.

But Horror Express has a lot more to offer than just good acting. It's a powerful and fascinating story that delivers a good old fashioned amount of scares and atmosphere. The entire story takes place on a old train which is the ideal setting for a film like this. The old and noisy carriages create a unique atmosphere of claustrophobia and the `nowhere to run'-element is used to the max. The plotline itself surprisingly good and it keeps you alert during the entire movie. This is also thanks to the several other, interesting topics that are included in the movie like anthropology, religion and the evolution-theory. Sure, the entire screenplay is illogical and the plot contains as many holes as a small Swiss cheese but - seriously - who cares. I prefer this kind of silly inspiration and creativity a million times over the horror crap they make nowadays !! Horror Express is - simply put - a must see ! I'd even say it's essential viewing if you're looking for the highlights in the genre. It's original, creepy ( even pretty bloody and violent ), it contains enough humor to moderate things and most of all.it's very entertaining. Climb on board and find yourself a seat.Horror Express is one movie you won't regret watching !!

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